15 August 2019
The Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon organized a meeting with Maung Kyaing, the 3rd recipient of Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA) at the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon on Thursday.
Chairman of PMCAF Foreign Affairs Committee Dr. Tej Bunnag met and discussed with Maung Kyaing on his activities after receiving PMCA 2019 and his future plans. The Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA) is an award presented to outstanding teachers from Southeast Asian Countries. PMCA was established since 2015 in commemoration of the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in that year.
Committee Member, Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi said "The award is for the in recognition of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand for her dedication and commitment to education in the Southeast Asia region. The award is given every two years to the best teachers of 11 countries in Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Timor Leste). So every two years, the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation works very closely with the Ministries of Education of 11 countries to select the very best teachers. The criteria is that these teachers will be teachers who change students life and contribute to the communities..."
In Myanmar, the 1st recipient of PMCA in 2015 was Yee Mon Soe and the 2nd recipient in 2017 was Than Tun. Maung Kyaing was selected as the 3rd recipient in 2019. He was awarded for his dedication and hard working contributed to his students at Basic Education High School, Kyauk Mee, Patheingyi Township, Mandalay Region.
3rd Recipient, Princess Maha Chakri Award, Maung Kyaing said “My headmistress encouraged and supported me to participate in 2019 Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA). There are 6 schools provided by PMCA Foundation in Mandalay event. 6 teachers participated – I and another were selected to participate in Nay Pyi Taw event. We and 23 other teachers participated and I was chosen as the recipient. I'm so glad!”
1st Recipient in 2015, Princess Maha Chakri Award, Yee Mon Soe said “I participated in the Thai Princess’s education project and I had to work on nutrition and school health programmes. I simply carried out the programmes … not to be a recipient. I was amazed when I was chosen to be a recipient. I feel that I have more responsibility to do many other works.”
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is also a teacher. She began her teaching career since 1979. To this day, Her Royal Highness is still teaching at Military Academy, giving lectures at several other institutions, and regularly attends academic seminars and conferences in both Thailand and overseas.
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